Program Faculty

Program Director

Lianne Sheppard, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences with a joint appointment in Biostatistics. In 2021, Dr. Sheppard was named to the Rohm & Haas Endowed Professorship of Public Health Sciences, which supports faculty with expertise in the health impacts of chemical exposures. Her research interests focus on statistical methods for environmental and occupational epidemiology and include study design and estimation of environmental exposure effects. She actively collaborates on EHS projects, including Kaufman’s DISCOVER Center, Vedal’s NIEHS-funded study of air pollution sources and health, and Goss’s NIEHS-funded cystic fibrosis and air pollution study. By her research funding, she has mentored 12 biostatistics students as they became engaged in environmental health applications. She has served as advisor or committee member for 11 PhD students in six departments, including Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health, mentored 3 post docs, and advised many additional masters students. Dr. Sheppard is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and chairs the US Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. She is co-author on a 2007 New England Journal of Medicine paper estimating the risk in post-menopausal women of long-term air pollution exposure on cardiovascular disease incidence and has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in EHS areas. Dr. Sheppard will have 5% dedicated departmental funding to administer this Training Program.

Program Mentors


Quantitative Mentors

Life Sciences Mentors

Sharon Browning: Biostatistics
Ken Rice: Biostatistics
Ali Shojaie: Biostatistics
Noah Simon: Biostatistics
Timothy Thornton: Biostatistics
Bruce Weir: Biostatistics
Amy Willis: Biostatistics
Jon Wakefield: Biostatistics

Lucio Costa: EOHS
Julia Cui: EOHS
Elaine Faustman: EOHS
Evan Gallagher: EOHS
Terrance Kavanagh: EOHS
Scott Meschke: EOHS
Zhengui Xia: EOHS
Bruce Psaty: Medicine, Epidemiology



Quantitative Mentors

Life Sciences Mentors

Marco Carone: Biostatistics
Patrick Heagerty: Biostatistics
Ken Rice: Biostatistics
Lianne Sheppard: EOHS, Biostatistics
Adam Szpiro: Biostat
Jon Wakefield: Biostat

Daniel Enquobahrie: Epidemiology
Elaine Faustman: EOHS
Annette Fitzpatrick: Epidemiology
Anjum Hajat: Epidemiology
Catherine Karr: EOHS
Joel Kaufman: EOHS, Epi, Medicine
Polly Newcomb: Epidemiology
Bruce Psaty: Medicine, Epidemiology
Peter Rabinowitz: EOHS, Global Health
Edmund Seto: EOHS
Christopher Simpson: EOHS
June Spector: EOHS